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A survey of desktop and notebook computer use by professionals.

Authors
Sommerich-CM
Source
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 46th Annual Meeting, September 29 - October 4, 2002, Baltimore, Maryland, Bringing Fundamentals & New Opportunities. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2002 Sep; 46(Ind Erg):1124-1128
NIOSHTIC No.
20023283
Abstract
Over the last quarter century, extensive research concerning work-related musculoskeletal discomfort has been conducted in the area of desktop computer (DPC) use, among professionals and clerical workers. Notebook style computers (NPC) are increasing in popularity and use, often replacing DPCs, yet limited information is available on workers' experience with NPCs. Results are presented from a survey that explored work-related use of desktop and notebook computers by professionals (n=335). Associations were found between musculoskeletal discomfort and work patterns and methods, including work-break patterns, notebook configuration, and notebook transportation mode.
Keywords
Muscular-disorders; Musculoskeletal-system; Computers; Computer-equipment; Work-areas; Work-operations; Ergonomics; Humans
CODEN
PHFSDQ
Publication Date
20020901
Document Type
Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Funding Amount
171598
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2002
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
ISBN No.
9780945289203
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-K01-OH-000169
Issue of Publication
Ind Erg
ISSN
1071-1813
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Exposure Assessment Methods
Source Name
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 46th Annual Meeting, September 29 - October 4, 2002, Baltimore, Maryland, Bringing Fundamentals & New Opportunities
State
NC
Performing Organization
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
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